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worldly wisdom

Knowledge gained from experience and everyday life. My dad never finished college, but he has much more worldly wisdom than I do, as a perpetual student.
See also: wisdom, worldly
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John Carr, NCH's new technology adviser, said: "Children are pretty clued up when it comes to technology but they often lack the worldly wisdom to steer them away from its potential hazards.
NCH new technology advisor John Carr said: "Children are pretty clued up when it comes to technology but they often lack the worldly wisdom to steer them away from its potential hazards.
While reading Directed, I existed in this sensitive, sensual, relentless journey of rebellion, criticism, remembrance, love and desire, worldly wisdom, and reverence.
If Yukiko had gained any worldly wisdom from her suffering prior to arriving in Dalat, she too would see it and avoid him; but she is twenty-two and still optimistic, seeing only what she wants to see: an attractive and authoritative older man.
It is easy to see how John Paul might serve as a reliable guide through the often-depressing mire of realist worldly wisdom, on the one hand, and idealist naivete, on the other.
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Andrews once again radiates class, compassion and worldly wisdom with effortless elan.
Sergio Castellitto delivers a sensational performance, at once hilarious and lacerating, as Caterina's father, a schoolteacher who is aggressively proud of his worldly wisdom but knows only one thing, that other people are more successful than he.
He travelled far and wide during his life but Bernie Wall never forgot his roots sharing worldly wisdom with his many friends back home.
Meth maker Cook, who wears white, overly tooled cowboy boots and claims to enjoy sex, trades freshly brewed crank and worldly wisdom for Ross' chauffeuring services.
I do not have anybody particular in mind as a potential mentor, but I have a vision of somebody objective, probably older/more experienced career-wise than me with some worldly wisdom to offer
In a chapter on the meeting rules developed in the Protestant Reform movement, Van Vree argues that the formulation of these rules as ethical norms or laws of God rather than as worldly wisdom or practical requirements for social exchange, helped to spread a stricter and broader meeting discipline among middle and lower classes.
If you love a captive woman, that is, worldly wisdom, and if no beauty but hers attracts you, make her bald and cut off her alluring hair, that is to say, the graces of style, and pair away her dead nails.
I CAN tell you exactly why England crashed out,' said Nick, with all the worldly wisdom of a 17-year-old.
He wished to accumulate "all the worldly wisdom of a police lieutenant, a bartender, a shyster lawyer, and a midwife.